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Letter on breaches of the EU-Pigs Directive open for MEP-signature

On 26/09/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Following this week’s CIWF event with Joanna Lumley on the widespread breaches of the EU- Pigs Directive, MEPs have now the possibility  to sign the letter below: Dear Commissioner, Dear Ministers, There is clear evidence that many EU pig producers are infringing important provisions of Council Directive 2008/120 on the protection of pigs (the Pigs Directive) […]

CIWF- investigation into widespread breaches of the EU Pigs Directive

On 24/09/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Today, the British actress Joanna Lumley, Dan Jorgensen and Compassion in World Farming have presented a summary report about the widespread breaches of the pig welfare laws in EU Member States. In 2013, CIWF investigated pig farms in six Member States: Italy, Spain, the Cezch Republic, Ireland, Cyprus and Poland. All but one of these farms […]

Animal Welfare related petitions in the EP Petitions Committee

On 20/09/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Monday 16th September the EP Committee of Petitions has debated several petitions concerning animal rights and welfare. 1.      Petition  595/2012 by   Cristiana Muscardini (Italian), on behalf of the ‘Unione Antivivisezionista   Italiana (UAI)’, with 349 signatures, on banning cruelty to animals,   including bestiality and vivisection (possibly in the presence of   the […]

Working group session with Commissioner Borg

On 20/09/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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On Wednesday the EP Animal Welfare Intergroup has held a working group session with Tonio Borg, the EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer policy who is also in charge of the main aspects of animal welfare policy at the European Commission. In his speech, Commissioner Borg highlighted planned and on-going animal welfare issues like an […]

Enforcement of the new law regarding stray dog control in Romania

On 11/09/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Dear President Basescu,  It is with great sadness and concern that Members of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals address their second letter to you after their first appeal of last week was ignored. We acknowledge and respect the Romanian Parliament’s adoption of a law which will allow local authorities […]

Appeal to stop the systematic slaughter of stray dogs in Romania

On 06/09/2013, in All posts, by Animal Welfare Intergroup
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Dear President Băsescu,   The Members of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals are deeply sorry for the recent death of a four-year-old boy who was attacked and mauled by a pack of stray dogs, after his grandmother had lost sight of him. This is a very sad casualty which should […]